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Monday, October 08, 2001

Definitions for gustatory

  1. Of or pertaining to the sense of taste.

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Citations for gustatory
In a land of ice and chains and endemic suffering, caviar provided gustatory salvation from grief and black days, a sensual escape from temporal woes. Jeffrey Tayler, The Atlantic
Why . . . would something that provides such gustatory pleasure turn out to be supposedly the worst thing you could ever eat? Richard Turner, Newsweek
Origin of gustatory
1675-1685
Gustatory derives from Latin gustatus, "taste," from gustare, "to taste, to take a little of." Other words that have the same root include disgust and gusto ("vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment").